Sometimes, ordinary people find themselves in situations in which they do something wonderful to help another person or animal. Many times, these people are recognized for their efforts in their communities and even in the media. But every single day, firefighters are prepared to put themselves into dangerous situations to help others. They do it without reward or recognition, and there are no words to describe how important these heroes really are.
Each and every time I hear fire truck sirens go off, I know firefighters are going to work. Whether it’s to put out a fire, help at a car crash, or rescue people and animals during disasters, firefighters risk their lives to save others. They are true heroes and the following photos truly show how much they are deserving of our respect.
They have one of the most dangerous jobs on the planet.
Even practice is a dangerous enterprise.
Yet, over half the firefighters in the United States are volunteers.
In the past 35 years 4,410 firefighters died in the United States.
They save the lives of humans and animals.
Not everyone can do their job.
It requires strength intensive training, compassion and a big dose of bravery.
And when they’re on the job they save lives, while risking their own.
They’ll save you even if you can’t say a word of thanks.
That’s why if you can take the time to say “thank you” to your local firefighters, do.
They deserve all the praise and thanks they get.
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